Supple-jack

supplejack

[suhp-uhl-jak]
noun
1.
a strong, pliant cane or walking stick.
2.
any of various climbing shrubs with strong stems suitable for making walking sticks.

Origin:
1715–25; supple + jack1

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supplejack (ˈsʌpəlˌdʒæk)
 
n
1.  a North American twining rhamnaceous woody vine, Berchemia scandens, that has greenish-white flowers and purple fruits
2.  a liliaceous plant of New Zealand, Ripogonum scandens, having tough climbing vines
3.  a tropical American woody sapindaceous vine, Paullinia curassavica, having strong supple wood
4.  any of various other vines with strong supple stems
5.  (US) a walking stick made from the wood of Paullinia curassavica
 
[C18: from supple + jack1]

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